Popularizing Buddhism

Popularizing Buddhism

Explores the ritual practice of Buddhist preaching.

Author: Mahinda Deegalle

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791468984

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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Explores the ritual practice of Buddhist preaching.
Categories: Religion

Jewish Encounters with Buddhism in German Culture

Jewish Encounters with Buddhism in German Culture

... (and today) be considered a leading figure in the history of Indian and Buddhist
thought in Germany and one of those responsible for popularizing Buddhism,
was not even included.14 The same goes for Oldenberg's seminal work Buddha,
 ...

Author: Sebastian Musch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030274696

Category: History

Page: 289

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In Germany at the turn of the century, Buddhism transformed from an obscure topic, of interest to only a few misfit scholars, into a cultural phenomenon. Many of the foremost authors of the period were profoundly influenced by this rapid rise of Buddhism—among them, some of the best-known names in the German-Jewish canon. Sebastian Musch excavates this neglected dimension of German-Jewish identity, drawing on philosophical treatises, novels, essays, diaries, and letters to trace the history of Jewish-Buddhist encounters up to the start of the Second World War. Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Leo Baeck, Theodor Lessing, Jakob Wassermann, Walter Hasenclever, and Lion Feuchtwanger are featured alongside other, lesser known figures like Paul Cohen-Portheim and Walter Tausk. As Musch shows, when these thinkers wrote about Buddhism, they were also negotiating their own Jewishness.
Categories: History

The Korean Buddhist Empire

The Korean Buddhist Empire

... that Japanese Buddhists “instruct and guide” and “improve and innovate”
Korean Buddhism,7 which he considered stagnant. Abe's proposal prioritized
Zen, suggesting that it would be the most effective framework for popularizing
Buddhism ...

Author: Hwansoo Ilmee Kim

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684175925

Category: History

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"In the first part of the twentieth century, Korean Buddhists, despite living under colonial rule, reconfigured sacred objects, festivals, urban temples, propagation—and even their own identities—to modernize and elevate Korean Buddhism. By focusing on six case studies, this book highlights the centrality of transnational relationships in the transformation of colonial Korean Buddhism.Hwansoo Ilmee Kim examines how Korean, Japanese, and other Buddhists operating in colonial Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Manchuria, and beyond participated in and were significantly influenced by transnational forces, even as Buddhists of Korea and other parts of Asia were motivated by nationalist and sectarian interests. More broadly, the cases explored in the The Korean Buddhist Empire reveal that, while Japanese Buddhism exerted the most influence, Korean Buddhism was (as Japanese Buddhism was itself) deeply influenced by developments in China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Europe, and the United States, as well as by Christianity."
Categories: History

Buddhist Sects and Sectarianism

Buddhist Sects and Sectarianism

The relation of the laity to the Buddhist sangha was not materially altered as
compared with the previous conditions but a greater interest was created for the
laity by popularizing Buddhism through the Jatakas and Avadanas and by
holding up ...

Author: Bibhuti Baruah

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176251526

Category: Buddhism

Page: 479

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This Title Is A Historical Analysis Of Origin And Development Of Buddhist Sects And Sectarianism In The History Of The Succession Of Schools, It Is Found That The First Schism In The Sangha Was Followed By A Series Of Schisms Leading To The Formation Of Different Sub-Sects, And In The Course Of Time Eleven Such Sub-Sects Arose Out Of The Theravada While Seven Issued From The Mahasasnghikas. All These Branches Of Buddhist Sects Appeared One After Another In Close Succession Which In Three Or Four Hundred Years After The Buddha'S Parinirvana. Here, We Focus On Following Important Aspects: Growth And Ramification Of Buddhist Sects And Sectarian Schools; Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism, Yogacara, Newar Buddhism, Bhutanese Buddhist Sects, Protestant Buddhism, Nichren Buddhism, Amida Buddhism, Tendai Buddhism, Shingon Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Millennial Buddhism, There Are Different Authorities, Such As The Traditions Of The Theravadins, Sammitiyas, Mahasanghikas, And Subsequently The Tibetan And Chinese Translations Which Give Us Accounts Of The Origin Of The Different Sects And Sectarianism.
Categories: Buddhism

Explaining Pictures

Explaining Pictures

THIS BOOK is about the relationship between visual images and Buddhist pros-
elytization. The Buddhist art that I ... This study of etoki, a method of popularizing
Buddhism, also reexamines the history of medieval Buddhism. Until recently ...

Author: Ikumi Kaminishi

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824826973

Category: Art

Page: 246

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Beginning with the claim that the popularization of Buddhism in the medieval period was a phenomenon of visual culture, Explaining Pictures reexamines the history (and historiography) of medieval Japanese Buddhism. With theoretical sophistication and a full appreciation of the power of imagery to convey and control religious meaning, it investigates a range of aspects of etoki, including the particularly active role of itinerant nuns, whose performances were especially edifying to female audiences, as well as the visual hagiography of the reputed founder of Japanese Buddhism, the pictorial projections of Buddhist paradise and hell, and the explanation, through visual imagery, of sacred mountains. Explaining Pictures is the first book-length study in English devoted to the phenomenon of Buddhist art as religious propaganda and pictorial storytelling as a form of popular culture in medieval Japan. A truly interdisciplinary study, it suggests fruitful avenues of discussion between art historians and historians of Japanese Buddhism. Scholars and students with an interest in Japanese Buddhism, art, and social and cultural history will find its examination of significant issues fresh and stimulating. It will also find an appreciative audience among those concerned with the relationship between art and religion, the mechanics of proselytization, and Asian visual culture.
Categories: Art

Speaking for Buddhas

Speaking for Buddhas

Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism Richard F. Nance. ———. 1962. The
Gilgit ... The Divyāvadāna: a Collection of Early Buddhist Legends. Cambridge: ...
Popularizing Buddhism: Preaching as Performance in Sri Lanka. Albany: State ...

Author: Richard F. Nance

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526678

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay between primary source materials and subsequent interpretation, yet scholarship on Indian Buddhism has long neglected to privilege one crucial series of texts. Commentaries on Buddhist scriptures, particularly the sutras, offer rich insights into the complex relationship between Buddhist intellectual practices and the norms that inform and are informed by them. Evaluating these commentaries in detail for the first time, Richard F. Nance revisits and rewrites&mdashthe critical history of Buddhist thought, including its unique conception of doctrinal transmission. Attributed to such luminaries as Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, Dignaga, and Santideva, scriptural commentaries have long played an important role in the monastic and philosophical life of Indian Buddhism. Nance reads these texts against the social and cultural conditions of their making, establishing a solid historical basis for the interpretation of key beliefs and doctrines. He also underscores areas of contention, in which scholars debate what it means to speak for, and as, a Buddha. Throughout these texts, Buddhist commentators struggle to deduce and characterize the speech of Buddhas and teach others how to convey and interpret its meaning. At the same time, they demonstrate the fundamental dilemma of trying to speak on behalf of Buddhas. Nance also investigates the notion of "right speech" as articulated by Buddhist texts and follows ideas about teaching as imagined through the common figure of a Buddhist preacher. He notes the use of epistemological concepts in scriptural interpretation and the protocols guiding the composition of scriptural commentary, and provides translations of three commentarial guides to better clarify the normative assumptions organizing these works.
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The Baptist Missionary Magazine

The Baptist Missionary Magazine

To this popularizing of Buddhism , century , before the labors of Csoma Körösi ,
as much as to the noble and high - minded the Hungarian , and Brian Hodgson
had paved character of the religion itself , may be traced the way for future
students ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073764774

Category: Baptists

Page:

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Volumes 7-77, 80-83 include 13th-83rd, 86th-89th annual report of the American Baptist missionary union.
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Baptist Missionary Magazine

Baptist Missionary Magazine

To this popularizing of Buddhism , century , before the labors of Csoma Körösi ,
as much as to the noble and high - minded the Hungarian , and Brian Hodgson
had paved character of the religion itself , may be traced the way for future
students ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109812153

Category: Baptists

Page:

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Buddhism in America

Buddhism in America

He was the inspiration for the character Japhy Ryder in Jack Kerouac's The
Dharma Bums, a book that played a major role in popularizing the connection
between Buddhism and the Beats. Snyder moved to Japan in 1956 to study and
practice ...

Author: Richard Hughes Seager

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231504379

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Over the past half century in America, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct, yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism's modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Religion

Census of India 1891

Census of India  1891

To this popularizing of Buddhism , as much as to the noble and high - minded
character of the religion itself , may be traced the strong hold that Buddhism
possesses over its votaries in Burma . 47. Notwithstanding all this sentimental ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433087546507

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

The Ceasing of Notions

The Ceasing of Notions

been finding one disciple able to receive the transmission of the Dharma, rather
than spreading and popularizing Buddhism. When Bodhidharma arrived in China
from India, he found that Buddhism there was considered a subject for scholars ...

Author: Bodhidharma

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Taken from the writings discovered in a cave in the mid-twentieth century, presents the dialogue between an imaginary master and his disciple that leads to profound insights.
Categories: Philosophy

Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China

Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China

Popularizing. Buddhist. Medicine. This chapter explores one of the primary
avenues for the popularization of Buddhist medicine in medieval China:
narratives. Through the refashioning, resituating, and recirculating of stories
about healing, ...

Author: C. Pierce Salguero

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812246117

Category: History

Page: 256

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The transmission of Buddhism from India to China was one of the most significant cross-cultural exchanges in the premodern world. This cultural encounter involved more than the spread of religious and philosophical knowledge. It influenced many spheres of Chinese life, including the often overlooked field of medicine. Analyzing a wide variety of Chinese Buddhist texts, C. Pierce Salguero examines the reception of Indian medical ideas in medieval China. These texts include translations from Indian languages as well as Chinese compositions completed in the first millennium C.E. Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China illuminates and analyzes the ways Chinese Buddhist writers understood and adapted Indian medical knowledge and healing practices and explained them to local audiences. The book moves beyond considerations of accuracy in translation by exploring the resonances and social logics of intercultural communication in their historical context. Presenting the Chinese reception of Indian medicine as a process of negotiation and adaptation, this innovative and interdisciplinary work provides a dynamic exploration of the medical world of medieval Chinese society. At the center of Salguero's work is an appreciation of the creativity of individual writers as they made sense of disease, health, and the body in the context of regional and transnational traditions. By integrating religious studies, translation studies, and literature with the history of medicine, Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China reconstructs the crucial role of translated Buddhist knowledge in the vibrant medical world of medieval China.
Categories: History

The Diamond Cutter Sutra

The Diamond Cutter Sutra

Khenpo Sodargye translates and provides commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, the oldest printed book in China, shedding light on the Buddha’s teachings on how to destroy attachment without being led astray; the author is a household ...

Author: Khenpo Sodargye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614296096

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Khenpo Sodargye translates and provides commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, the oldest printed book in China, shedding light on the Buddha’s teachings on how to destroy attachment without being led astray; the author is a household name in China and his books and CDs sell in the millions in China. In the profound teachings of the Diamond Cutter Sutra, the Buddha offers a view of the world that deconstructs our normal categories of experience to show us that what we think are real entities in the world are actually our conceptualizations. The Buddha teaches us to cut our attachment to all phenomena and to the “I,” which are empty of inherent existence, and in so doing, cut the root cause of our suffering. Yet without wise guidance we may think that because all phenomena are empty there is no need to be attached to virtue, and thus we fall into the worst trap of all—an attachment to emptiness. How do we destroy our attachment without being led astray? With this question in mind, Dzogchen Master Khenpo Sodargye provides sparkling commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra so that we understand its actual meaning, thus preparing us to understand the view of the Great Perfection and Mahamudra. Before recognizing the nature of the mind, we learn we must hold on to things that are virtuous and right. Like a boat, these can help us cross a river; until we reach the other shore, it makes no sense to give them up.
Categories: Philosophy

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

George's exploration of Indian music and philosophy, which culminated in a visit
to Bombay that November, would have a significant cultural impact on the
Western world, popularizing Buddhism and other philosophies. Brian's own take
on the ...

Author: Paul Trynka

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448154050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The story of the Rolling Stones is one of the epic rock 'n' roll yarns of our time. Their music defined today's cultural landscape and their history is a source of endless fascination for music fans around the world. Yet one crucial part of that story has never been comprehensively analysed: the role of Brian Jones, the visionary who founded the band and controlled their early music down to the smallest detail. Drawing on over one hundred interviews with key principals including Keith Richards, Andrew Oldham and Marianne Faithfull, this is a story told from a totally new perspective and which lays bare the shocking ruthlessness, internal warfare and sexual competition within this most legendary of bands. As well as exploring Jones' crucial role in the Stones' music, it will also investigate the unravelling of his psyche, as observed by Brian's family, friends, bandmates, lovers and enemies. Victors get to write the history - but it's never wholly true. Brian's life story is a gripping one, an epic battle between creativity and ambition, between self-sabotage and betrayal. This book will disentangle the threads of the Rolling Stones story and put Brian Jones firmly in the foreground.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

The DalaiLama doubtless understoodMerton's renown as a
manofprayerandhisrolein popularizing Buddhism in the West. Whatever the
reason, Merton was invited to come back asecond day, then a third.Now the
Dalai Lama drilled him with ...

Author: Paul Elie

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429923958

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Notable Women of China

Notable Women of China

She was instrumental in popularizing Buddhism and making it the national
religion of Tibet through founding the Jokhang temple in Lhasa. Through her
marriage, an alliance was created between the Han Chinese people of the Tang
dynasty ...

Author:

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765619296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Madam Lu, leader of a peasant uprising, Western Han dynasty -- Empress Yin, empress of the first Eastern Han emperor -- Queen Ma, queen-consort of Emperor Ming, Eastern Han dynasty -- Ban Zhao, China's first female historian, Eastern Han dynasty -- Empress Dowager Dou, wife of Emperor Zhang, Eastern Han dynasty -- Xu Shu, poet, Eastern Han dynasty -- Meng Guang, Confucian model wife, Eastern Han dynasty -- Empress Deng, wife of Emperor Liu Zhao, Eastern Han dynasty -- Empress Yan, wife of Emperor An, Eastern Han dynasty
Categories: Biography & Autobiography